I am a no fuss no muss kind of make-up person and have accepted that about myself. I like a clean look so I go for a slim bundle of cosmetics that make it into my routine. Often what this means is I get convinced of a product by someone at a makeup counter and then never use it resorting to my basic tinted moisturizer and feeling so so about it.
It is sad but true that in exercise, as in most things in life, there is no silver bullet. In order to look and feel the way you want you need to take a holistic approach and it is somewhat of a journey of self discovery to figure out what works best for you. One philosophy that seems to be universal is that optimal health (physical and mental) is all about a balance between flexibility and strength. When you build muscle, you need to stretch it out.